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relay help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by esimmons, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    esimmons

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    hey im looking to do the fog light mod and i am lost with how cables hook up to the relay. any help will be appreciated.

    pics r always helpful
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    From cheap mods section. (piercedtiger)

    Several ways to do this, but this one was the easiest for me, and I haven't had them come on 4-hours after turning the ignition off like other methods cause. Apparently at least one other method ties into some ignition or emissions circuit that turns on 4 hours after the truck is turned off to deal with emissions so the fogs come on for a few minutes. I parked in front of my living room window for a year after doing this and never saw them come on once so.....

    Tools/items needed:
    wire stripper
    1 quick splice
    1 female blade connector
    6" of wire
    drill/bit same diameter as wire
    shrink tube/electrical tape to reinforce crimp connection (optional)
    Locate the green wire on the plug in the pic
    splice into it
    run the wire to the fog light relay through a hole to keep it low and not hit the cover
    crimp on the female blade connector onto the wire
    pull the fog relay and bend the terminal in the pic to the side
    put the female blade connector onto the bent terminal on the fog relay
    replace fog relay
    [​IMG]

    Edit:
    Yes, this will allow you to turn the fog lights on or off whenever you want using the fog light switch as long as the key is turned to ACC or ON. Doesn't matter if headlights are on, off, low beam or high beam.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    and you can do it with the wire going to the bottom right relay as well
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    yes i believe i know how the wiring needs to be, but i do not know how to actually connect the wire to the relayDSCF1823.jpg
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    a female type crimp connector
    to the to relay
    and if u are going to the bottom relay for the power then just jam the bare cwire in when u push the relay back in
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    where do i get the male end from? and is it safe to remove the relay? just pry with flat head?
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    go to radio shack. pull up the relay evenly any way you can.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    pull top relay out bend the prong over put your crimp connector on that and just strip the other end and shove it in the bottom relay
    hard to explain let me find the how to for ya....

    and yes just just needle nose pliers or your fingers to pull out the relay
     
  9. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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  10. Feb 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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  11. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    so i bend prong #2 to the right?

    0221011654.jpg
     
  12. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    yes
     
  13. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    so all i have to do is splice int the green cable and leave it (green cable) hooked up as it was originally? and tie my splice into my relay?
     
  14. Feb 21, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    yes you can do it that way......


    i put mine to the other relay on the bottom
     
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